CLASSIC BRITISH ICONS, £96-£250
1:43-scale Aston Martin DBR1 Matrix, £95.99
This model of Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman’s 1959 Nürburgring 1000Kms winner is a lovely, subtle piece of work, hidden facets naturally illuminated with sparkling Aston Martin Racing Green. Shame the gearlever is huge and entangled with the steering wheel.
1:18-scale Triumph TR5 PI Cult, £160.99
It’s hard to fathom why so few large-scale Triumph TR models have been produced, so this one from Cult is welcome. There’s a real sense of heft and substance to its faithful resin exterior, but beneath the wood panelling the interior is black and plasticky.
1:18-scale Aston Martin V8 Volante Cult, £160.99
Large-scale resin that’s impossible to fault, with perfect proportions, brightwork application, interior modelling and – thanks to the fact they’ve gone for a Seventies subject car – those gorgeous GKN alloy wheels. Beautiful.
1:18-scale TWR Jaguar XJ-S Tecnomodel, £249.99
Tecnomodel has got one up on Autoart by modelling all of TWR’S XJ-S racers, including this 1982 Silverstone TT winner. Sadly the fonts used on the car’s Jaguar badges are jarringly incorrect, but everything else is here in dazzlingly stark clarity.